Best mattifying foundation... Contouring has never been easier!

Everyone’s raving about contouring. Read on to find the best mattifying foundation to join in the trend.
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The aim of the game is simply to define your face and its most striking features to obtain a more angular look. Sharper features that stand out look great, and of course, make for the perfect selfie!

Contouring for beginners – The basics

Here’s our step-by-step guide to contouring for beginners. Remember, even while highlighting your best features, less is still more. The French make-up motto whereby subtlety rules still stands, so moisturizing and preparing the skin, the right amount and right shade of the best mattifying foundation, as well as perfect blending, are all key to a successful result.

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Prep is key

For great glowing, vibrant skin, it’s always essential to hydrate and moisturize. The right moisturizing and skincare routine can already bring your face a step closer to its contouring goal, tightening skin and leaving it fresh and plump. Try Rénergie Multi-Lift Memory Shape™ Gel-in-Lotion with its hyaluronic acid, kernel oil, shea butter, beeswax and linseed formula for extra hydration and the refreshing feel of its pioneering gel texture. Within a month(1), skin looks denser, stronger and feels firmer thanks to the Multi-Tension™ technology.
Primer

La Base Pro Hydra Glow

A guaranteed healthy glow
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Adopt a base

One of Lancôme’s favorite primers: La Base Pro Hydra Glow is the ultimate in laying the foundation groundwork. Its pearl pigments increase that healthy glow and, thanks to its Rose Essence, it delivers 24-hour hydration too. As well as acting as a barrier against the outside world’s aggressions (wind, pollution, sun etc.) it also fills in fine lines or pores, smoothing the skin’s surface so that applying the best mattifying foundation and contouring comes easy.
Teint Ultra Wear

Teint Idole Ultra Wear

High Coverage - 24H Long Wear - SPF 15 - Velvet Matte Finish
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Lay on the best mattifying foundation

Essentially contouring is all about layering. Start with Lancôme’s best mattifying foundation for a classic natural-looking, velvety matte finish with Teint Idole Ultra Wear. Oil free, it lasts 24-hours, won’t smudge and comes in 40 shades so you can definitely find the right match to achieve a flawless complexion, whatever your skin tone or type. No wonder Taylor Hill and Lupita Nyong’o both love it.

Draw the lines

In addition to your existing foundation, you will need two more foundations for contouring. The best mattifying foundation for this step? Definitely Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick because its stick format makes it so easy to handle! One should be two shades deeper than your tone and one two shades lighter. Since Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick comes in 30 shades that won’t be an issue. And it’s easier to use than you think. In fact, 100% who tested Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick said this product was easy to apply, so even newbies can try their hand at contouring with the latest best mattifying foundation stick on the market.

Enhance those features

Use a stick one shade darker than your complexion to draw along your temples. To enhance cheekbones, draw a line over the hollow just above the cheekbone dip. For your nose, use the best mattifying foundation stick to define and sculpt by drawing a line along the sides, or shorten it by darkening the tip. It’s all about creating an optical illusion. Remember to always blend the product in by tapping with a sponge, fingers or a beauty blender. Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick is the ideal contouring partner. Lightweight, it’s this generation’s favorite best mattifying foundation for that matte finish. And in case you were wondering, it’s got a broad spectrum SPF 21 too.
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Infuse with light

Use a foundation stick a shade lighter than your complexion under the eyes to ‘open’ your look. You can also enhance your chin, the bridge of the nose or the forehead with a touch of lighter foundation. Highlight the bridge of the nose, your cupid’s bow, over the lip and above the cheekbones. Always blend any excess away. The key is for your eye to seamlessly flow over your best mattifying foundation without ‘seeing’ it, only gathering an impression of a shade. Subtlety is key!
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Fix with powder

Use a fluffy brush to dust the face with powder to fix the make-up. We love the translucent Teint Miracle Compact Powder Foundation, or you could try the silky, smooth Belle de Teint for more color, shimmer and overall healthy glow.

Complete the look

There’s no use going to all the effort of contouring to get that perfect face if you aren’t going to add a little drama to your look.

Emphasizing your eyes is a must. For the optimum lashes, apply Cils Booster XL base (with its keratin formula) and layer on the deepest, darkest black Monsieur Big mascara. Thick, lush looking lashes guaranteed for maximum impact!

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